first breakfast in portland

This morning I woke up at 6 and couldn’t get back to sleep because I was so excited about all the things to discover in Portland today. I went to a random coffee shop for breakfast and it was heaven! I had an iced hemp milk pumpkin spice latte. I didn’t even have to ask for extra ice. I fit right in here! I can order any kind of coffee I want and it’s totally normal in Portland. Portland is the kind of place where you order food and they say “thank you,” but I’m like, “No, thank you!”

This weekend at another place I asked if they made iced coffee, and she said of course! The woman ended up making me an iced Americano with a coconut syrup-caramel syrup mix (her idea). Just when I thought coconut coffee couldn’t get any better someone goes and adds caramel!

This morning I asked if they had breakfast and it turned out all they make is Kolache (Kolaches??). My dad makes things like these and they are so fun! Little buns filled with breakfast. My dad makes them filled with sausage gravy, so it’s like portable biscuits and gravy. I had a sausage, egg & cheese and a roast beef with spicy cheese sauce.


As soon as I finished eating I got sad and tried to think of ways I could get hungry again. I thought about maybe going running so I’d be ready sooner for my next meal. When I was training for a marathon I didn’t have to wait long until I was ready for another meal. I feel like if I lived here I’d definitely start training for a marathon again so I would be able to eat six meals a day and discover everything Portland has to offer, food-wise.

I really want to go back to this cafe but there’s too much good food to discover in Portland so I’m in a pickle!!

I’ve never been to the Pacific Northwest so this trip is very exciting! I absolutely love that the city is surrounded by mountains and there are trees everywhere. The England-like weather can go to H-E-double-hockey-sticks and die (it is so cold here!!), but so far everything else is delightful!

4 thoughts on “first breakfast in portland”

  1. You’re going to be so well caffeinated when you leave. It’ll be glorious. Portland is known for their coffee (roasts and award winning baristas), so you shouldn’t be disappointed just about anywhere you go.

    You’re in a part of town that I really don’t go to that often. I’ve driven past Happy Sparrow, but never been. People rave about those kolaches though.

    I feel like Portland has been so anti-England weather lately! It’s been so warm and sunny. It’ll be back up into the 90s soon, which IMO, is gross. Yesterday was like the perfect day!

    So glad you’re here!

    1. You should check it out! I wasn’t too impressed with the area where I was staying. I think if I’d moved to Portland I would have wanted to leave that area asap. I LOVED the downtown area though. I was so impressed with how nice and clean and cool it was. And the city was beautiful. Too bad I couldn’t stay longer and meet up with you, I was so disappointed to not meet you!!

  2. Can’t wait to see all you get into. I went to Portland once before and found it just okay. My highlight was Stumpton’s coffee and Voodoo Doughnuts. But I am going again and plan to give the city another chance! Someone told me the coffee was AMAZING at Caffe Vita.

    1. Yeah I didn’t get to stay too long so I was disappointed I couldn’t check out all the food, but I’m not sure the city would have been for me long-term because it was just so far away from all my family. When I went back to Ohio it was such a hassle – two flights! Also I really wasn’t impressed with the weather. I’ve lived in England for way too long and was not excited to find out it was exactly the same sort of climate!

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